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Wednesday, 8 December 1971
Page: 4370

Mr DALY (Grayndler) - 1 wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Hallett -Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr DALY - Yes. . The Minister for Social Services made certain allegations against me which are known to the House. The point I was explaining was that Mr Reid's statement must have been completely false because under the Standing Orders it is impossible for an honourable member to leave the House when a quorum has been called. I. did not at any stage say that it was the Opposition's intention to leave the House. Rather 1 sought to prove the falsity of the statement by indicating not that 1 was frying to get out of the House but that it was completely wrong to suggest that any member of this Parliament could get out once a quorum had been called. I explained the position clearly to the House and the Minister has misinterpreted what I said in an endeavour to defend one of his friends, irrespective of the findings of the Committee.

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